YAI Newsletter May 2017

York Angles Newsletter

York Angel Investors Inc.'s focus is to create a superior return on investment for our angels and for the entrepreneurs with which we work. YAI Angels come from a wide variety of business backgrounds. This diversity ensures our investees receive SMART money; money with experience and connections.

Upcoming Investment Meetings
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Warm Welcome to Our Newest Angels

Galen Udell

David Goldman

Upcoming Events

Fri. May 19th: LaunchPad Demo Day
Wed. May 24th: YAI Investment Meeting
Wed. May 24th: Startup Grind Toronto Pitch Night
Thurs. June 1st: Hi5 Startup Source
Tues. June 6th: YAI Screening Meeting
Tues. June 6th: Startup Toronto - Startup Drinks
Tues. June 13th: YAI Screening Meeting
Tues. June 13th: Startup Toronto - VC Open House
Thurs. June 15th: YAINACO Academy
Wed. June 21st: YAI AGM, Investment Meeting, & Cocktail Reception

Please contact Rob for event details.

YAI - NACO Academy

Please join us for a very informative day of learning and networking. Our upcoming NACO Academy Seminars,  which will take place on Thursday, June 15th at York Downs Golf & Country Club (4134 Sixteenth Avenue, Unionville ON L3R 0P1). This event will consist of 2 comprehensive workshops

Morning Workshop
Module 105: Structuring Deals and Term Sheets

9:00am - 1:00pm

This module will show you how to structure investment deals to maximize the value created and to protect your returns from any adverse events.

Afternoon Workshop
Module 101: Angel Investing Overview

1:30pm - 5:30pm

This module provides a broad introduction to angel investing – the people, processes, and methods that provide entrepreneurial firms with capital and expertise to help them grow, and that provide investors with opportunities to earn high returns with acceptable levels of risk.

Please contact Rob to register. Pre-registration required.

NACO Business Transitions Forum

The BUSINESS TRANSITIONS FORUM (BTF) is a comprehensive exit strategy event for business owners. The event attracts business owners that are actively planning for the transition or exit of any business. BTF is a great networking event for Angels that are looking for direct connections with owners and the industry’s top deal makers. BTF has offered NACO members a 20% discount off the best rate - register with code NACO1720 to save.

Congratulations Ctrl Z 

Congratulations Ctrl Z who won the First Lego League's World Champion's Award in St. Louis from April 26-29th!

Watch their video from our March Investment meeting here.


Our Angels, Mohan, Nathan, Ana and Angelo, along with Spark Angel Director, Malcolm MacTaggart were delighted to attend the First Look Angel Investor Meeting on May 3rd.

Jess was delighted to attend the Wavefront 2017 IoT Summit on May 1st & 2nd, which featured thought leaders on IoT and pitches by related companies.

Jess had the wonderful opportunity to travel to San Francisco for the Angel Capital Association Summit from April 26th to 28th.

While at the Angel Capital Association Summit, Jess also had the wonderful opportunity to be on the panel discussion for member recruit and retention.

On April 13th, our Angels, Satheejan Gugananthan and Angelo Del Deuca, along with Ram Mangales, were very exited to attend the 2017 Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase at Seneca College.

Our Angels, Angelo Del Duca and Mohan Markandaier, along with OCE's Senior Business Development Manager Balinder Rai were delighted to be judges for Ideal Incubators LaunchPad. The Launchpad Demo Day will be on Friday May 19th.

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